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Marlene Power

Library Director

  • On Temporary Leave


  • M.L.S. (1987) University of Toronto
  • B.A. Hons. (1985) Religious Studies, University of Waterloo


Erich Engler

Acting Library Director


  • MLIS (2019) Western University
  • PhD (2012) Early Judaism, McMaster University
  • MA (1998) Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University
  • BA (1993) Theology, Briercrest Bible College

Contact Regarding:

  • Overall administration
  • Collection Development, Donations, gifts to the library
  • Research Assistance and Library Instruction
  • Technical Services: Cataloguing & Metadata, Systems & Database Administration


Jennifer deBlieck

Acquisitions and Serials Technician


  • M.A. (Ongoing) Interdisciplinary Studies program, Athabasca University
  • B.Sc. (2002) Life Sciences, McMaster University

Contact regarding:

  • Receiving, processing of library acquisitions
  • Maintaining subscriptions to databases, serials

Photo of Circulation Supervisor

Alex Breitkopf

Circulation Supervisor


  • PhD (2019) Theology, McMaster Divinity College
  • MA (2011) Old Testament, Regent College
  • BA (2001) History, Idaho State University

Contact regarding:

  • Loan periods, Borrowing, Renewals
  • Library accounts,  Fines
  • Interlibrary Loans



Assistant Librarian

  • Email:
  • Phone 905-648-2139


Contact regarding:

How can I get a library card, and how many books can I borrow?

How long can I keep books, movies, CDs, etc?

Can I renew my loans? How?

Will I have to pay a fine if I'm late returning my items?

Will I get any notice of overdue items?

How can I get help finding something?

Can I sign out journals? Reference books? Archives?

Can I book a study space for group work?

Is there a photocopier or printer that I can use?

Can I use the Laminator?

Do you have a printer or scanner I can use?

Can I borrow from McMaster? other libraries?

What is in the library collection?

Where can I find course reserves?

What's in the Reference Collection?

How can I find journal articles?

How can I find a book?

What is the TERC?

Peter Turkstra Library,  Redeemer University , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada
Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email: